Richard rick0009 at
Sat Jul 5 06:24:22 BST 2008

Pablo El Feo wrote:
> El Friday 04 July 2008 16:46:33 escribió:
>> Hi Pablo,
>> On 04/07/2008, Pablo El Feo <plberd-kubuntu at> wrote:
>>> Hi, people... Have anybody used strigi?
>>> ...
>>>  Strigi, on the other hand... well... the complete search results are
>>> shown in a browser (I have to wait 'till it's open), the categories it
>>> uses are even worse than google's, it searches through every text file
>>> the same... I get kopete logs, normal text files, c, java, haskell, latex
>>> sources, and configuration files all mixed up. Even the web page is ugly.
>>> And I really miss the kopete log viewer... I really use the index search
>>> to remember what I've been told (my biological memory sucks).
>> Hm, just wondering, how did you use it? There is a package called
>> strigi-client, did you install it? Also, there is a strigi-applet for
>> the panel and a frontend called catfish. Strigi being a daemon running
>> in the background, I don't really see how you can use it comfortably
>> without a front end.
> I use:
> Strigi-applet: Very useless since it only searches by name:hatever* (I really 
> don't want to waste 2.0G in an index to search that)
> Catfish, I just installed it, but always says: Fatal error, search was aborted. 
> Click here to start the search daemon.
> But it it started and running, other clients don't complain.
> The webpage search and strigiclient are both equally useless: strigi indexes 
> EVERYTHING... but it really doesn't know what it is... if I search the name of 
> a contact (Martin) it gives me 609 results, classified as: kde(13), mail(175), 
> other (422).
> Let's be kind and suppose I was looking for a mail (the only meaningful class it 
> seems to have)... the 175 results look pretty much the same:
> 1214787490.5937.O52qU:2,S
> Martin Laberge ... 
> /home/plb/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail/kubuntu-users/cur/1214787490.5937.O52qU:2,S - 
> 3k - 
> What am I supposed to do with that? I usually search mails by date, subject, 
> attachments... I only know that it contains the word I'm searching, and it's 3k 
> long. The rest... well... I don't want to understand that.
> If I was searching for a chat log, an application, information about a contact, 
> a document... well I'll have to poll the hole "other" list of equally 
> undescriptive items.
> Either I'm doing something VERY wrong... or this strigi is very useless.
> I'm really looking forward to try nepomuk, but if it's only going to bring even 
> more files to the search results of this kind... well... I'll stop wasting disk 
> space in indexes.
>> In the future, Strigi should be usable with Nepomuk from Dolphin.
>> Greets
>> Myriam

Try searchmonkey, I believe that the correct title,
search google... this might be a temp way to go,
a single application.

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